Episode 324 is a Featured Performer Edition featuring Amanda Spratt, 3x National Road & Dual World Road Cycling Champ Medalist.
Amanda Spratt is a 3 x Australian Cycling Olympian having represented Australia at Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympic Games. Amanda is a Dual World UCI Championship medalist picking up silver in the road race in 2018 and then bronze in 2019. She is an original team BikeExchange–Jayco rider, a 2 x Tour Downunder champion and a 3 x National Road Race Champion 2012, 2016 and 2020.
On this episode Amanda shares around her career highs lows and learnings and the challenges she faced overcoming a condition ‘Iliac Artery Endofibrosis’. Amanda outlines the long road to recovery that she's still on following her diagnosis just after the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games where she recounts how things didn't quite go to plan.
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“You can be what you can see”
“Long endurance ride (5-6hrs)” - training session most loved
“Never give up” – Mantra
“Sleep” – Best Recovery Tip
“Calculated” – Racing Style
“Don’t hear anything around you” – Being in the zone
“Be your biggest believer not your biggest critic” - Best Advice
03:10 Welcome Amanda
05:20 How Amanda was inspired to start cycling
07:00 Career Highlight
10:00 What Amanda has learnt from Annameik
12:45 Darkest Day in her Career
15:20 Amanda discusses her diagnosis, treatment and surgery of Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
27:00 Amanda’s journey back to Cycling
37:33 Amanda’s tips for Fueling & Hydration
43:45 Amanda’s Key Training Sessions
49:50 What training / monitoring metrics Amanda uses to look at progression
52:00 Performance Round
59:45 Physical Challenge
1:01:00 Best Advice
1:02:00 Amanda’s Upcoming Events
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Marianne Vos - Dutch Multi-Discipline Cyclist
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Stuart O'Grady OAM - Australian Professional Road Bicycle Racer
Baden cook - Australian Professional Road Bicycle Racer
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